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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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Foodvalley up to the plate

21 November 2022

Getting healthy, sustainable and efficiently produced food on our plates. Our experts identify promising opportunities at an early stage. With their sights set on 2050, but with application possibilities for today. To do...

WUR: Diversity between various groups of eaters

17 November 2022

Two recently published studies from Wageningen University & Research compared consumers with various eating patterns. The studies focussed specifically on meat eaters, flexitarians and vegetarians, and on the diversi...

Agrifirm and Vallei Varken introduce climate-neutral pork

14 November 2022

Together with Agrifirm, Vallei Varken is launching the very first climate-neutral certified pork in the Netherlands. This pork will be available in Marley Spoon meal boxes from mid-November 2022. Following a verification...

LTO Netherlands wants addition to Agro-Nutrimonitor

10 November 2022

At the end of October 2022, WUR published the Agro-Nutrimonitor commissioned by the ACM. LTO Netherlands responds to the study, which mainly covers the years 2018-2020. The organisations appreciate the efforts of the ...

Marketing claims organic, what are you allowed to say?

08 November 2022

To get the message of organic across to consumers, good communication is obviously very important. For example, through claims on labels, in advertisements, in the supermarket and on the website. But what exactly is orga...

Freshfel embarks on shadow PEFCR for fruit & vegetables

07 November 2022

Freshfel Europe alongside members is embarking on the development of a shadow Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for fruit and vegetables. The objective of the shadow PEFCR is to have a state-of-the-a...

WUR: Does true pricing influence purchasing behaviour?

02 November 2022

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research tested the effect of true pricing. The conclusion was interesting: the more customers feel that buying true price products leads to increased social status or contrib...

Lidl stops flying in fruit and vegetables

02 November 2022

To reduce its climate impact, Lidl announces that it is the first national food chain to stop bringing in fruit and vegetables by air. By taking this step, Lidl is reducing CO2 emissions released when transporting produc...

Food waste: 127 kg per inhabitant in the EU in 2020

02 November 2022

In 2020 around 127 kilogrammes (kg) of food waste per inhabitant were generated in the EU. Households generated 55% of food waste, accounting for 70 kg per inhabitant. The remaining 45% was waste generated upwards in the...

Short-term solutions to reduce steam costs

01 November 2022

No one could have foreseen how quickly scarcity of gas and shortage of electrical infrastructure have become a reality. There are many questions among companies with steam boilers looking for solutions to reduce steam pr...

80% of all packaging recycled and reused

01 November 2022

In 2021, 80% of all packaging put on the market was recycled, according to Afvalfonds Verpakkingen (Dutch Packaging Waste Fund). This is well above the Dutch target of 70%. It also leaves us well behind the EU target of ...

Dynamic discounting reduces food waste

01 November 2022

In all Albert Heijn shops from 31 October 2022, customers can buy products with discounts ranging from 25%, 40% to 70%. The principle of these discounts is called dynamic discounting. Products approaching their best-befo...

Dutch industry can reduce gas consumption by 16%

01 November 2022

The Dutch industry can make a substantial contribution to rapidly reducing the demand for natural gas. By using energy more efficiently in various ways, around 1.5 billion m3 of natural gas can be saved structurally. ...

WUR: Farmed insects fit in the food system

26 October 2022

Edible insects can use the organic residual streams from agriculture and the food sector and make new food or feed from them. In this way they may make food systems more sustainable. Alejandro Parodi studied how sustaina...

Dutch food producers increase donations to food bank

25 October 2022

The pressure on the Voedselbank (food bank) is increasing; the number of clients is expected to increase by at least 40 per cent this winter compared to the beginning of 2022. Unox, Iglo, Hak and Bolletje are therefore f...